Story: Youth organisations

Wolf Cub enrolment card, 1966 (1st of 2)

Wolf Cub enrolment card, 1966

This 1966 Cub enrolment card depicts the typical activities of the Cubs, including saluting the Union Jack flag, gathering in a circle and howling, and outdoor activities. Wolf Cubs were thought up by Robert Baden-Powell around 1914 when he realised that there was huge demand from younger boys for a Scout-like movement. In New Zealand, David Cossgrove also implemented a junior Scouts section around this time.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-SCOUTS-1966-01

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How to cite this page:

Helen Dollery, 'Youth organisations - Scouts and Guides', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Helen Dollery, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 31 Jan 2019